A Window on Storytelling

Explore early inference through fun and creative storytelling activities

Years: 2

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subject: English


Resource Overview

Ideal as either a guided reading session or for whole class learning, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the wonderful text Window by Jeannie Baker can be used. It is well worth investing in a group set of the book as the opportunities for discussion and English work are endless. The book is a series of beautiful collages which chart the growth and development of a residential area over time from luscious green wilderness to commercial urban sprawl. There has never been a more relevant time to bring these issues up for discussion amongst young people. From structuring an exploration of inference, to provoking debate about urbanisation, this book is without limits. Look out for more from Sustainable Learning!


Resource Assets

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A Window on Storytelling

Step by step ideas on how to use Window by Jeannie Baker to explore inference for the first time with young readers.

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Fact, Feeling, Fit board

A recording opportunity for children's ideas on the text


Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 2
    • Explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves.
    • Participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
    • Understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • Understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far